Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Lady of the Lake

The kids are back at school after a two-week vacation. The weather was awesome and we had a great time.

Today the house is mine again. I should do some cleaning, laundry, etc. Should ... but I did not... I started a new quilt.



This is my inspiration: an antique quilt, dated 1910/1920. It's offered on eBay.




A happy Lucy sewing

15 comments:

log cabin quilter said...

I love traditional patterns like that. Are you going to make every block with different fabric? BTW, I ordered the craft book so I can make the Little Faithy doll (since I didn't win it)! Ha Ha!! Don't know when I'll do it, tho. At my guild meeting last night we had information on dying and they said that tea & coffee dyes are acidic and they suggested using a tan dye (which I guess you can water down somewhat). I'm going to try that when I make the doll.

gwen said...

The Ebay quilt is great. I love the colours. I have always wanted to make one like that too. I bet yours will look even better! AQnd about laundering and cleaning, it won´t go away so it can just as well wait one more day! Take care.

Catherine said...

I love that pattern. Are you going to use a different fabric for each block? It will be stunning.

nicolette said...

That quilt will be stunning Lucy!
I’m with you on the cleaning stuff! From the moment I had finished my clients orders today, I have been working on quiltblocks. I love it!
I did not have the patience to sit outside and enjoy the sun...

Bea said...

Great block an a great quilt.I´ll see what I do with some informations I got now!!!

Paula said...

Oh, it's going to be lovely and it will be your very own creation. Love it!

una quilter said...

A quilter can never get enough "whites", now can she? I seem to hoard them, yet I murmur to myself in the process of using "just" white as the contrasting colour: This will get boring... You prove me wrong! The quilt will be absolutely wonderful. And super-exciting! Good for you for skipping (postponing?) the chores;-) So happy to see the result of you being happy, Lucy. Thank you for sharing!

Mary said...

LOVE THAT QUILT, YOURS WILL BE BEAUTIFUL TOO! DON'T YOU JUST LOVE IT WHEN YOU HAVE THE HOUSE TO YOURSELF? HAPPY SEWING, MARY

Sandra said...

A beautiful pattern and I know you'll made a beautiful quilt!

Lynn Dykstra said...

What a beautiful start you have made on a beautiful quilt.

Elaine Adair said...

Two lovely quilts! the EBay has one block made wrong! Funny, and charming. This is going to be beautiful. Much better than cleaning house! ARgh

Liberty Star Farm said...

Your blocks look like left overs from the original. Can't wait to see your quilt when it's finished. This is a pattern that I've often thought of doing...someday...

Hey, we have a new puppy...wait til you see what we named her...!

Merrie Cuylter said...

I saw that pattern in a book I picked up recently on swap blocks and friendship exchanges. I'm a traditional quilter for the most part, too. Looks nice!
Karen
www.merriecuylter.blogspot.com

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Lucy! I LOVE it! And guess what! I got your package mailed today! I can't wait for you to get it!

Stephanie said...

Love your beginning Lady of the Lake. I've been saving scraps for it (precut squares from leftovers of other quilts). Eventually, though, I will have to buy some 'scraps' as I lack background fabrics. Great job!